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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

White Springs, FL 32096
386-397-2733
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, State Parks
Activities: Canoeing, Getting married
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STUART
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149 reviews 149 reviews
34 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I have visited this property several times over my life. My parents took me here when I was a child. I took my kids here when the were young teens and my wife and I spent two nights here on a recent trip to the area. The Carillon tower is a delight. The museum hasn't changed since I first visited... More

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Starke, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I've been coming here since I was a little girl. If you haven't been in years, you're going to be in for a big surprise. There are still the amazing hand made diaromas of Stephen Foster's most popular song, along with the carillion tower. But in recent years, a pioneer village has been built. Each cabin is home to a... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We just returned from a weekend camping trip and loved nearly everything about it: campsites, bicycle rentals, activities, hiking, clean and free bathhouses. The only downside was the bell tower going off every 15 minutes from 8am to 5pm with a bonus concert at 10am and noon. When I camp I like forget about time and just relax in nature... More

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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We spent several hours here. Really had a great time. There were crafters in the cabins who obviously loved their trades. The museum and information was well done and informative. Worth a visit.

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Ringtown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

All of the reviews posted here are accurate. This is a lovely place to visit. I enjoyed the many miles of trails along the Suwannee and winding through the wilderness. Unfortunately for the campers, such as myself, the campground is not prepared for any accumulation of rain. At least one third of the campsites immediately fill with water to the... More

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Eustis, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place is beautiful and rich with history. The dioramas are amazing, and do not look their age. The pianos and instruments on display are truly breathtaking. The park outside the Center is absolutely amazing, as well. If passing through north Florida I would suggest stopping here if you have the time. Very relaxing place, and great for families or... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stopped at this park while in the area and were impressed by the friendliness of the ranger. The park was very well maintained, very clean, and very quiet. The river was pretty and the bell tower was also very nice. The kayak ramp looked like it would be a chore to use, but otherwise, we have nothing bad to... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We chose this park as a place to camp for one night stopover only, but once we were there we wished we could add another night or two because we liked it so much. We were tent camping, and our site was dry and level. The bathhouse was very nice and clean, with showers that had doors with locks, always... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Ok so the good parts. This is an awesome venue. Came here for the Florida Folk Festival (which was pretty cool except the amphitheater sound system was terrible). Had a blast. Loved the trees. The river. The people. At the urging of the MC, I took the time to visit the museum which is more tuned to adults than kids.... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This campground offers many museums to tour. They have different events going on at various times. All the camp sites seemed nice and well kept (we had site 29). Lots of trails to hike and there is a canoe launch...Unfortunately we didn't get to canoe because the area was severely flooded at that time. We hiked the the trails we... More

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